Free English Class! Topic: Confusing Things! πŸŒŒπŸ§ΎπŸ—ΊοΈ (Lesson Only)

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In this English lesson you will learn words and phrases to talk about confusing things. For a lot of people, life is a nice, and easy to understand. Sometimes though you run into a confusing situation and need to be able to talk about it. This free English class will help you learn how to do just that. Maybe you're trying to figure out how to buy a house. Maybe you're stuck trying to solve a math problem. Maybe you're cooking up something interesting and new and you're trying to understand the recipe. There are a lot of situations when you run into things that are confusing. Hopefully it isn't this English lesson! In this lesson you'll learn words and phrases like: directions, instructions, the opposite sex, packaging, taxes, sports rules, recycling, and more! I hope you enjoy this English lesson about confusing things! βŒ› Remember: Always watch the video three times. Twice today with English subtitles on, and once tomorrow with the English subtitles off. This will reinforce the English you have learned! -- βœ… Support Me and Get These Members Only Perks: πŸ˜€πŸ’² If you would like to become a member of my channel here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZJJTxA36ZPNTJ1WFIByaeA/join Becoming a member at every level has these benefits and perks: 1) For 10 minutes during each live stream you will be able to participate in the "Members Only" chat. 2) A cool crown beside your name during live streams and when making comments on videos. 3) Your name in green during live stream lesson chat. 4) You will have access to a members only video each Wednesday called, "Wednesdays with Bob". These are behind the scenes bonus videos with full English transcripts for your listening practice. 5) A full transcript for every Tuesday video. βœ… Join now to receive these perks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZJJTxA36ZPNTJ1WFIByaeA/join I really appreciate those you that have chosen to thank me in this way! Please only support me if you can afford it! If you prefer to support me via Patreon, here is a link to that page: https://www.patreon.com/bobthecanadian Thank you for your generosity! -- βœ…SEND ME A POSTCARD: Bob the Canadian P.O. Box 419 Smithville, Ontario Canada L0R2A0 -- TAKE YOUR ENGLISH CONVERSATIONS TO THE NEXT LEVEL: βœ…Talk to a real English tutor / teacher at preply: http://tracking.preply.com/SH2X (This is an affiliate, signing up for this service helps support my channel). -- FOLLOW ME: βœ… I have a second Youtube channel right here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmW5tmKIBrryNf5n-_A6Fmw βœ… P.S. If you are interested I have created a podcast of my shorter English lessons. It is right here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1310116 -- #englishlesson #learnenglish #bobthecanadian **Note: All images used under: CC0 License βœ“ Free for personal and commercial use βœ“ No attribution required From pexels.com or pixabay.com

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Well hello and welcome to this English lesson about confusing
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things or things that confuse people. Uh wouldn't it be nice
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if life was just really really easy? Wouldn't it be life if
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life? Wouldn't it be nice if you just understood everything
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when you first saw it or did it or learned how to do it? But
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unfortunately life doesn't work that way. Um but maybe it's a
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good thing. Cos it is always fun to figure things out to
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learn how to do things. But sometimes as you go through
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life you run into things that are a little bit confusing. So
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in this English lesson I'll talk about those confusing
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things. And I will I'm not going to give you solutions.
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I'll probably just talk about the situations that are
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confusing. And if I have some wisdom to give if I have some
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way to avoid being confused in those situations. I'll share
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that as well. But mostly we're going to have an English lesson
00:56
about confusing things. To be confused. So let's about the
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verb to be confused. When you are confused it simply means
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that you don't understand something. Someone's told you
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something or shown you something and you don't
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understand it. Your brain can't make sense of it. You don't
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know what they're showing you or how to figure it out. It's
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not a nice thing to be. When you are confused it's an
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uncomfortable feeling. I like being the opposite. I like it
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when I know how to do something. I like it when I
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learn something it's really easy to learn. But sometimes
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it's just something where you end up being a bit confused.
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One of those things would be directions. I in particularly I
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in particular love GPS because I never used to like getting
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directions from someone. When you get directions from someone
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they tell you how to get somewhere. Like if I was
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driving and if I pulled over I could say hey could you tell me
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how to get to the lake? Could you tell me how to get to the
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beach. Uh and someone would say you know drive this way for an
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hour and then turn left on like I'm trying to think of a road
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name on Young Street and you will eventually get there. Um
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but getting directions can be very very confusing. Um so my
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solution for this would be if you have a phone use GPS. It
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simplifies things quite a bit. The GPS app just tells you
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where to go and it's awesome. I instructions can also be
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confusing. Uh some of the furniture in my room. This desk
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it's a little blurry. This little table. Um some of the
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furniture in my room came from a place called IKEA and it came
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with directions. It came with instructions. It came with you
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know a sheet of paper that told you how to put it together. And
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you have to follow the instructions. So notice I use
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the word directions there as well. We use directions and in
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instructions interchangeably sometimes. Um anyways it came
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with instructions and those instructions told me how to put
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it together. So the solution I would give here if you are
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confused when you're reading instructions when you're
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putting together furniture. Uh read them step by step and
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follow them closely. I think that's the best way when you're
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building something with instructions to get it done
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properly. Recipe I find these confusing sometimes because I
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don't always know if I've bought the right ingredients.
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Sometimes the recipe will have the measurements in ounces
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instead of cups or and in milliliters instead of cups. We
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use cups here a lot and so with the measuring cup I sometimes
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find it a little bit confusing to follow a recipe. My
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recommendation for not being confused with a recipe is once
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again Read it carefully and follow it as closely as
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possible. Math. Now I have not I can't say that I find math
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confusing all the time. But there was a time in my life
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when I was taking high level math at university and it was
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very confusing. When it's just numbers I can do a pretty good
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job. When it's algebra I can do a pretty good job. But when you
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get into calculus and linear algebra and all of those kinds
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of things. It's a little bit bewildering for me. So math is
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something that definitely people do sometimes find
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confusing. I don't have a solution for this one. But just
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Study math as hard as you can and do the best you can. If you
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don't have a good mind for math that's okay. You'll figure it
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out. Sports rules. So this is something I find interesting. I
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know the rules for American football. I know the rules for
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baseball. I know the rules for hockey and basketball. But
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sometimes when you watch the Olympics they'll play rugby or
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they'll play Australian rules football. Or they'll play
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cricket. And some of you know those rules but I find them
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confusing because when I watch the game I don't know what's
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going on. So that's another way to describe confusion in
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English. When you don't know what's going on. Sometimes when
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I'm watching an unfamiliar sport I don't know what's going
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on and I think I just said that's a phrase we use when
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we're confused. If you say I don't know what's going on. I
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don't know the rules for this game. Filling out forms. This
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is something I do find confusing. I do not enjoy
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filling out forms. When you go to the bank or when you apply
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for insurance you have to fill out a lot of paperwork. You
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have to fill out a lot of forms and it can be really confusing.
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Sometimes they ask for information and you don't know
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exactly what they're asking for. Sometimes they ask for
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information from another piece of paper and you don't know
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where you put it. So filling out a form can certainly be
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Things that's very very challenging and very very
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confusing. My advice for this would be if you're filling out
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forms at the bank get someone at the bank to help you. Or if
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you have someone in your family that's really knowledgeable
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about banking or insurance have them help you fill out your
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forms. Time zones. So this is one where I'm always a little
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bit confused. I used to have a brother-in-law and a
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sister-in-law that lived in British Columbia. And they were
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always three hours ahead of us. And then I know that people in
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France are six hours or five hours behind me. Um wait or is
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it the other way around? See that's why time zones are
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confusing. I think I just got confused myself. Some people
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are really good at understanding time zones. I'm
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not. So I think like some of you who are viewing from Europe
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if it's Eve here it's probably early in the morning there. But
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in British Columbia it's probably only four o'clock in
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the afternoon. So time zones certainly can be confusing. And
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then time change. So some countries observe time change.
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Some countries don't. We call it daylight savings time. In
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the spring we move our clocks forward and in the fall we move
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our clocks backwards by 1 hour. But it can be a little bit
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confusing when that happens. Especially if I'm doing live
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English lessons. Because for some people all of the sudden
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my lesson is at a different time of day by one hour. So
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time change can certainly be a little bit confusing for some
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people. And then technology. This is a general statement. I
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find setting the clock on my microwave confusing. Sometimes
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I find apps on my phone a little bit confusing. And I
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like technology. So I can't imagine how challenging it must
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be for someone who doesn't really love it as much as I do.
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I love getting a new computer but I still find it a little
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bit confusing sometimes to get it set up properly. The fine
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print So whenever you sign a document or whenever you buy
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something usually there's some fine print at the bottom. Um
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sometimes like here we have a coupon for a store. And then at
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the bottom there's some fine print. So you might have like a
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coupon that says buy one get one free. And then the fine
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print might say that you have to buy a drink with the food in
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order to get one free. So sometimes the fine print can be
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confusing. Um this print says offer valid only at
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participating locations which in this case means all
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locations. So this is probably some good fine print here. But
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sometimes when you have an official piece of paper or
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document or coupon or form there might be really small
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writing at the bottom called the the fine print and it might
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be confusing. We call it the small print as well but I
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usually call it the fine print. Uh foreign languages. Foreign
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languages could definitely be confusing. So if you are
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learning English which almost all of you are. Sometimes you
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probably find it confusing. I know sometimes when I'm
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watching a French television show I find it confusing. Uh
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sometimes when I'm trying to read something in French I find
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it confusing. Even though I'm a French speaker sometimes I do
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find it confusing. Probably the most confusing thing for all of
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us is when someone speaks the language we're learning and
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they speak too quickly or they use a lot of slang. That's when
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foreign languages can get extremely difficult to
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understand and it can be confusing. My solution for this
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one would be do a lot of reading, speaking, listening
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and writing. Do all four and things will be less confusing
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for you. Cryptocurrency I do not know a lot about
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cryptocurrency. I don't know a lot about Bitcoin. I find the
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whole cryptocurrency world very confusing so it's just not
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something I know a lot about. I think younger people probably
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understand this better. But certainly cryptocurrency is a
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new kind of digital money. That some people use to buy and sell
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things. And I would just say this that maybe it's the
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future. In English when you say something's the future. Uh it
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means it's the next thing. Like I think when people had horses
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and they saw a car they were like oh that's the future. The
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car is the future of transportation. Maybe this is
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the future of money. What would I say just wait and see. That's
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my advice for if you are confused by cryptocurrency.
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Just wait and see. Maybe it will become easier to use and
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easier to understand. Converting currencies. So this
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happens to me all the time because I talk to people who
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live in other countries. And they'll say I get paid this
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many euros a year. Or I get paid when I buy a hamburger it
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costs you know this many US dollars and it's always hard. I
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Glad we have the internet and that's my advice here. If you
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are confused with currency exchanges or converting
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currencies to other countries currencies just use the
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internet quickly. Um I'm often converting like I'll type in 70
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euro in Canadian dollars and then the internet tells me what
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it is. But certainly trying to do it in your head is very very
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confusing. Oops. Sorry I just have a really itchy nose. Like
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I don't know what's happening. It's kind of a weird I'll try
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to stop doing this but I'll edit that out on the other
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video. Public transportation. When I lived in Quebec City
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when I first moved there this is a long time ago when I was
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in my early twenties. I found public transportation
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confusing. They have a really good bus system in Quebec City.
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And I it took a long time to learn how to use it. Um and
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maybe you are living in a city that has a subway and there's a
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train and there's a a system and maybe there's trolley cars
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or street cars. Learning how it works can be very very
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confusing. Once you know how to use it it's very very nice but
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sometimes it can be confusing at first. My recommendation for
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this would be if you can find someone who lives in that city
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they can probably help you learn how to navigate public
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transportation. Setting an alarm or clock. Now for this
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one I will say this. This is confusing if it's a digital
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clock. The old fashioned round clock with the hand wasn't as
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confusing. But I know for myself setting the clock on my
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stove like we have an oven with a digital clock. Setting the
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clock on the microwave after the power goes out. Setting my
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own alarm clock. It took me a while to figure out what
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buttons to push. Um in this case I would say if you are
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confused and it's hard for you to do that I would say a good
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Is read the manual or read the instructions. Historical sites.
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So and a historical site can be confusing because sometimes we
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don't know why it's there. This is Stonehenge and there are a
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lot of theories about why this was built. No one knows exactly
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why this was built. And many countries have historical
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sites. And there are things at that site where noone really
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knows who built it or why they built it or what it was for. So
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this is one really good example. There are more
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examples around the world where we have historical sites and
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everyone's a little bit Confused like how did they get
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these big rocks there? How did they set these big rocks up?
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They didn't have cranes when they built it to lift and move
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the rocks. So sometimes an historical site can be very
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very confusing. Taxes. This is the one where when I was making
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the lesson I said to Jen what else do you think is confusing?
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And Jen said taxes. So I'm sure this is the same in every
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country. It's always strange to figure out how much tax you
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owe. And I'm talking about income tax. In Canada you need
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to file for taxes every year in April. You need to tell the
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government how much money you made and how much you donated
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and then they tell you how much tax you owe and it's always a
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little bit confusing for me. The solution for me is I pay
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someone else. To do my taxes for me. So I have a bookkeeper
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who I have do my taxes. Mostly because we run a farm and the
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taxes get quite complicated. So taxes can definitely be
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confusing. The solution hire a professional to do your taxes
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for you. User manuals. So user manuals are kind of both. They
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can be confusing but they can also be very very helpful. When
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you buy a camera it comes with a user manual. When you buy a
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microwave it comes with a user manual. And when you open the
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user manual it tells you how to do certain things. What I find
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though is user manuals aren't always written very clearly. In
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fact sometimes our user manuals are written by people who don't
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fully understand English. It's kind of interesting. So
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sometimes you will read things and you're like oh the person
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who wrote this is not a native English speaker or not a
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proficient English speaker. Uh it depends on where it was made
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in the world. But yeah it's certainly interesting. User
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manuals can both be confusing but they can also be very very
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helpful. Depending on who wrote it and how logical they were.
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Classes. So I took a few classes in my life that were
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very interesting and very easy to understand. You can also
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take classes that are very challenging and very hard to
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understand. I hope when I teach that I'm not confusing people.
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I hope when I teach I'm helping people understand. But
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certainly I've had my fair share of classes that have
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actually been confusing. One of course would be my second
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calculus class in university. I found it very very confusing.
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The solution if you have a class that's confusing is that
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you should find classmates who you can study with. Especially
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if you're in university or if you are an adult learner. Uh if
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you can find people to help not to help but who you can study
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with do homework with especially if you're learning
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English I think it can be very very helpful. The opposite sex.
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So I'm not sure if you're familiar with this term but
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it's kind of a funny thing. Uh sometimes people find the
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opposite sex confusing or hard to understand. What I mean by
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that is this. Um when I was a teenager and in my early 20s I
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found it kind of challenging to understand women. I was very
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immature. Um and I think women when they're in their late
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teens and early 20s have trouble understanding men
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sometimes. And in English we just say it's the opposite sex.
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I find the opposite sex kind of confusing. I don't know what
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makes women tick or a woman might say I don't know what
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makes men tick. That means you don't understand exactly why
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they do the things that they do. So this is another one that
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made me laugh a little bit because I was this is a lesson
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on confusing things but I'm going to add people into the
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mix. So the opposite sex can be confusing for people. And again
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this means men sometimes have trouble understanding women and
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women sometimes trouble understanding men. Why do men
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do some of the things they do? Or why do women do some of the
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things they do? It can be a little bit confusing. Interest
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rates. So I actually have a pretty good understanding of
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interest rates. Mostly because I had a lot of student loans.
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So I owed I had to repay my student loans and so I learned
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how interest rates work. And that the faster you pay
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something back the better it is for you. I also learn a little
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bit more about interest when I borrowed money to buy the farm.
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So we got a mortgage to buy the farm. So we learned a bit. This
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would be another one where I would highly recommend in order
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to understand interest rates and to understand how that
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works. The banking system is to talk to an expert. It's always
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a good idea to talk to someone who really knows that area. It
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can be super helpful. Packaging. So I you particular
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find packaging confusing these days. Especially this type of
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packaging. The really hard plastic packaging that's really
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hard to open. I find it really confusing because I don't know
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like you end up getting a knife or a scissors and it's
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dangerous when you're trying to get it open. I wish packaging
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was less confusing. I wish when you bought something it was
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really easy to open. That there were clear direct on how to get
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it open that would be really really cool and really really
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handy. I know that I find that packaging not just confusing. I
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find it annoying actually. Uh this type of packaging because
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I'm like oh why did they put it in this hard plastic and I
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almost break my scissors when I try to cut it open. You see how
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she looks confused and angry. That's how I look when I open
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packages like that. Politics I will never be mayor or prime
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minister or a premier. I find politics very very confusing. I
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find the fact that they promise all kinds of things and then
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when you vote for them and they get in sometimes they don't do
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them. Um I'm not just talking about Justin by the way. I
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think Justin's great. He's our Prime Minister right now but
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certainly the whole world of politics can be very confusing.
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Trying to understand why governments do certain things
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can be very confusing. Sometimes it Seems like they're
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not very smart. Sometimes it seems like they're not thinking
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things through. Um so it can be very very confusing. Politics
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for sure. Bosses and supervisors can be very
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confusing. I hope my boss isn't watching this but sometimes
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your boss tells you to do things and it doesn't make
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sense. Sometimes your supervisor at work might tell
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you to do something and it doesn't make sense and you're
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like okay this is kind of confusing but I'll do it
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anyways. But certainly bosses and supervisors can be very
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confusing. My recommendation is if you find your boss to be
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confusing just be polite when you ask questions about what
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they are telling you to do. Buying a house. I don't know
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what this is like in your country but in Canada buying a
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house can be very confusing. It's different than buying a
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car or buying groceries. You have to go through a realtor
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and you have to have a lawyer and it's very very confusing.
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That the word I would use for it. Um when we bought our farm
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we bought it from my mom and we needed a lawyer and we needed
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to sign all kinds of papers and we needed someone from the bank
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to get involved. So I would simply just say do your
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research if you're buying a house. Try to make it less
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confusing and hopefully it goes well for you. The price of
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everything. This is something I find particularly confusing
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right now. I know that the world is coming out of a
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pandemic. I know that there are that there is a war going on
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right now. I know that there are a lot of reasons why the
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price of everything is going higher. But it can be a little
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bit confusing for those of us that just want to live our
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lives to understand what's happening. Um in Canada the
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price of gas has certainly gone up. This is not a joke. Uh this
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is actually low. The price of gas here is 202 a litre. Last
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week I paid 215 a litre and last week when I bought diesel
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fuel I paid 229 a litre. So this is actually lower. They
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said the price of gas might go down. Um but it's not just gas.
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The price of everything is going up and that can be really
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confusing. Because we don't always understand why the price
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is going up. Recycling can be confusing. I'm not sure what
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this is like in your country. But in Canada we have a giant
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poster that tells you how to recycle everything. And it
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takes a long time to understand that you can you can recycle
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certain kinds of plastic but not others. You have to do this
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with your glass. You have to do this with your paper. But your
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cardboard has to be separate from your paper. And it can be
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really really confusing. And it worries me because I think
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people should recycle. Jen and I recycle. But I think if too
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confusing people might be less likely to recycling. So I find
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the instructions a little challenging. A little bit
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confusing sometimes. But just work your way through it if you
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have the same problem. I think it's good to recycle. Travel.
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So I do not travel much. But when I travel I like to travel
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with someone who knows where they're going. Or someone who's
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been there before. When I went to South Africa I was able to
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travel with a teacher who had already made the trip once and
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that made it a lot less confusing. But travel can
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certainly be confusing. If you go to another country. And you
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don't hire a guide or a travel agent or someone to help you.
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You could get lost. You might not know where to go. You might
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end up going to the bad part of a city. Uh the part you
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shouldn't go to. Maybe your wallet gets stolen. But sorry
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that's not what travel's about though. Travel's about having
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an enjoyable time. And hopefully you can find a way to
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make it less confusing than I sometimes do. But travel
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certainly can be confusing. The universe. So this goes back to
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earlier in the lesson someone was asking about planets and
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orbits. The universe that we live in it I know I'm pretty
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sure this is a galaxy by the way or it might be a couple of
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small galaxies. I don't know a lot about space. But when I
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look up at the night sky when I see the moon and I see stars.
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It's all very confusing. I feel very very small when I do that.
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And you wonder to yourself what is what is the reason for me
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being here? Like what what is being alive? What sorry I'm
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getting too philosophical now but the universe can be
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confusing. How do black holes work? Um how do planets form
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and how do suns grow and die over millions of years. It's
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all very very fascinating but it's also very very confusing
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for someone like me who's not a scientist. And that brings us
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to this as well. Life can be confusing. This guy looks very
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confused and maybe a bit sad. Life can be very confusing. Um
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if you remember when you were a kid when you're a kid things
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are a little more simple. Um you don't have to worry about
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as many things. But when you are an adult you certainly can
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be very confused about life. Maybe you get a job and you get
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fired. Maybe you marry someone and you don't get along. Maybe
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other people make lots of money and you don't. Maybe you make
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lots of money but you're sad. Life can be very very
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confusing. It can be hard to figure out what you should do
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to give life purpose. So I'll tell you what I think the
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secret is to having a better life. And I'm 50 years old. I
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didn't know this when I was younger. I think you'll have a
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better life if you just help people. I have a better life
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because I help you learn English. I know you like
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learning English from me. But it also makes me feel good
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about myself. It makes me feel like I'm doing good in the
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world and I think maybe that's a little bit what the meaning
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of life is to help other people. So do that today if you
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can. Uh jokes can be confusing. Um so here we have this is a
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character called Kermit the frog and it says when someone
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says a joke but you don't get it. Sometimes people tell jokes
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and instead of laughing I'm just confused because everyone
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else is laughing and I don't get the joke. In English when
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you say you don't get the joke or you don't get a joke it
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means you don't understand it. You don't know why it's funny
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and you don't know why everyone else is laughing. There have
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been many times in my life where someone has told a joke
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and I didn't get the joke. I didn't understand what the joke
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was about. And I was just confused. Old people and before
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you think I'm being mean to old people the next slide is young
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people. Okay so old people can be confusing. I don't know if
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my mom's watching this English lesson. But my mom is older and
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sometimes I find her to be a bit confusing. She does things
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in different ways. Because she's from an older generation.
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So you might say ah old people. They're kind of confusing. Why
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do they drive so slow? Why do they let me see what is
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something else that I'm not going to go into all the
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details. But old people the behaviour of old people can be
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a little bit confusing. Um sometimes old people save food
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past its due date. And they'll have food where it you're like
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oh this food's gone bad. Oh I'm saving that and it's like oh
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you shouldn't do that. Um and then we also have young people.
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I think because I'm fifty. I find old people a little bit
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confusing sometimes. And I find young people a little bit
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confusing sometimes. Why are these guys just hanging out.
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Why why don't they get a job? Why don't they do something
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productive? They look super happy. But I think sometimes
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I'm confused when I see young people. Um because I think oh
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when I was your age I already had a part time job. Or when I
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was your age I didn't have money to buy really expensive
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shoes. Sometimes young people are kind of confusing. And then
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I think you'll like this last one here. Here we go. Drop on
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the opposite side of the road in another country. I know this
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is a long description but when I was in South Africa I found
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it very confusing. Um I had to drive everyday and I found it
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very confusing. I I know it sounds really simple. Oh the
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steering wheel's on the opposite side of the car and
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you need to drive on the opposite side of the road than
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you're used to. Uh but it wasn't. So I think as I get
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older if Jen and I travel more when I visit countries where
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you need to drive on the opposite side of the road. Um
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I'll just get an Uber or something like that. I think
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it's just too confusing. And then when you forget it gets
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dangerous right? If you forget what side of the road you're
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supposed to be driving on.
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